discussion

Find a video of a def jam or spoken word poet who seems, in any way, to be a child of Walt Whitman– benefiting from and improving upon Whitman’s late nineteenth century to write in non-traditional verse. Provide the link to the video, cite a moment in the video that you think is potentially “Whitmanesque” (giving us minute:second), cite a moment in “Song of Myself” that you think reflects what’s happening in the modern verse, and comment upon any significance you think the connection may imply.